Thomas McKean Jr.

  • "Tommy,I knew something happened, you've been on my mind a..."
  • "To a GOOD friend Tommy, you are missed."
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  • "Memory Eternal Tommy..till we meet again"

Anchorage resident Thomas McKean, Jr., 64, died January 4, 2014 at home of cancer.

A service will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Cathedral; 401 Turpin St., Anchorage; at 2 p.m. with Father Peter to officiate. Pallbearers will be John Anderson, Bill Linnell, Hoyt Ogle, Dale Linnell and Chad Wikheim.

Thomas was born on February 5, 1949 in Chignik, Alaska. He was a Commercial Fisherman, Truck Driver and a Bush Pilot. His hobbies were building and flying model airplanes, remote control planes, fishing and hunting.

His family writes:" He once traveled by skiff from Chignik to Kodiak with his brother Bill McKean. This is one example of his sense of adventure. He was a good man, loving, caring and always laughing. We all loved him very much. He would give you the shirt off of his back."

Thomas is survived by his fiance, Mary Gober of Anchorage; sisters, Williamina Wikheim, Catherine Coddington, and Connie Sedlac all of Anchorage; and sister, Martha Ogle of Edmonds, WA.

He is preceded in death by parents, Martha and Thomas McKean Sr.; brothers, William John and Thomas McKean; sisters, Janet Kalmakoff and Cara Pederson.

Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2014